Dec 1, 2021
19,500 Free calendars distributed across upstate NY
- WATERFORD, NY- The public is invited to pick up a free 2022 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2021 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The calendar features winning images from this year's Erie Canalway photo contest.
â€œThe calendar showcases the unique beauty, history, and character of New York's canals and canal communities," said Bob Radliff, Erie Canalway Executive Director. â€œWe hope it inspires people to preserve and celebrate our incredible canal heritage."
Calendars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to generous sponsorship by the NYS Canal Corporation.
New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton said, â€œThe 2022 calendar celebrates our iconic Canal System by displaying brilliant photographs as captured by many of our canalside neighbors, and I encourage everyone to retrieve one while supplies last, so that they too can enjoy these spectacular scenes all year long."
This year's cover features the tour boat Lil' Diamond III on the Erie Canal in Herkimer by Cliff Oram of Ilion.
ABOUT THE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
The U.S. Congress recognized the national significance of the Erie Canal to the growth and development of the Nation by designating the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in 2000. The Corridor spans more than 500 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York and includes the present-day Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments. It is home to more than three million New Yorkers and host to millions of visitors each year. The National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborates with a variety of federal, state, and local partners to preserve our extraordinary heritage, to promote the Corridor as a world class tourism destination, and to foster vibrant communities connected by the waterway. www.eriecanalway.org